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S&T Mobilizes Key Data to Inform COVID-19 Response

The recent and increasingly rapid spread of COVID-19 will present formidable challenges in the effort to contain the outbreak and protect the health and safety of our citizens.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) is working diligently to William N. Bryan; Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technologysupport and inform the efforts of our federal agency partners and health organizations about the latest developments in news and research related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as identify the gaps in our knowledge about the virus that require the attention of the medical emergency response community.

Many knowledge gaps about the virus directly affect DHS policy and operations, both in response to the outbreak and normal operations that may be impacted by the outbreak. Key knowledge gaps include:

  • Human infectious dose – how much of a dose does it take to make a person sick?
  • The ability
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